Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Ryan Seacrest Says Kelly Ripa Encourages Him to ElopeCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Ryan Seacrest Says Kelly Ripa Encourages Him to Elope

By Ahjané Forbes

In celebrity news, on Live With Kelly and Ryan, Kelly Ripa mentioned that she thought Ryan Seacrest and his girlfriend Shayna Taylor had privately eloped when she saw what she thought were the couple getting married in an Instagram post. According to, the former American Idol host cleared up this confusion on the episode of their show that aired on October 8th, confirming that it was actually a different couple getting married in the post. But, that doesn’t mean that Ripa has given up hope that Seacrest and his girlfriend will elope. Seacrest, speaking to Ripa said, “You’re the one that says just elope, elope!” and Ripa responded, “Yes, elope because it’s very easy.”  and Taylor have been an on-and-off celebrity couple since March 2013. Though they haven’t eloped as of yet, they are building their relationship. Seacrest says that his longtime girlfriend will be attending Thanksgiving dinner with him and his family this year.

In celebrity news, Kelly Ripa tells Ryan Seacrest he should elope. What are the benefits of eloping instead of having a big wedding?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Not everyone wants a big wedding extravaganza. Eloping is an ongoing trend that started with rebellious teenagers and made its way to becoming more popular among all ages. Cupid has some tips and tricks you can use to make your mini wedding one to remember:

1. Take a trip somewhere: Inviting everyone to a vacation spot is not always realistic. It can be costly for your guests, and many of them won’t be able to swing it. However, a destination wedding is a great idea if you’re eloping. It’ll allow you to combine your wedding and honeymoon and spend quality alone time with your partner.

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2. Privacy: Your vows may be more meaningful if you exchange them privately. You’ll be able to say things to each other that you wouldn’t  be able to in a room full of people. This is also an ideal time to set realistic goals for the relationship and talk about plans for the future.

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3. You can always have a reception: Even though you aren’t following tradition when it comes to your wedding, that doesn’t mean you have to give up a celebration with family and friends. You can still have your bridesmaids and best men included as well. Don’t forget to order the cake!

How would you elope? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!